A Conversation with Bill Sherrill

What is a legacy? Bill Sherrill was born Aug. 23, 1926 in Houston. He lived through the Great Depression and was a U.S. Marine in World War II. He was wounded in Iwo Jima, shot in the arm and awarded a Purple Heart. He ended up a student at the University of Houston thanks to a nurse who encouraged him to pursue his education. He graduated and pursued a career that weaved from chief administrative officer of the city to serving as president of a local bank and launching his own financial consulting firm. At the invitation of President Lyndon B. Johnson, he served on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. And then, he came back to his alma mater to found the #UHBauer Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, now the nationally ranked Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship. Happy 90th birthday, Mr. Sherrill.

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